"A grassroots campaign organizing in communities southwest of Boston hopes to draw attention to what its founder calls a “third-rail” issue: the level of influence House Speaker Robert DeLeo holds over his chamber.
The group, called Massachusetts Voters for Legislative Reform and launched by Franklin resident Maxwell Morrongiello, plans to hold an organizing meeting at the Milford Library on Oct. 7.
A release announcing the meeting said DeLeo has a “simply undemocratic” level of power, with House leadership in “almost absolute control” over “which bills pass and which bills die.”
“I think the most challenging question you can ask a state representative is, Do you think the speaker of the House has too much power,” Morrongiello said in an interview. “They can never really give you a straight answer. I get the sense they sort of think he does.”
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